Burkina Faso awoke to fresh chaos Saturday with the country
facing its second coup in a year. Junta leader Paul-Henri
Sandaogo Damiba was toppled by junior officers led by Captain
Ibrahim Traore, who accused Damiba of failing to address the
numerous jihadist attacks on the impoverished and restive
West African nation.
Angry protesters attacked the French Embassy in Burkina Faso's
capital Saturday after supporters of the West African nation's
new coup leader accused France of harboring the ousted interim
president, a charge French authorities vehemently denied.
. . .
Well ... IS France sheltering the ex prez ???
In any case, Burkina Faso is a tiny, poor, country
that for various reasons seems to have become a
major front in the battle against Islamist extremism.
What happens there has broader implications.